Newcastle United beat West Ham United 2-1 at the weekend to move out of the Premier League's relegation zone.
Watford are reportedly close to sealing an agreement for Rennes midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure.
Liverpool's poor defending contributed to Wayne Rooney scoring the only goal as the Reds lost 1-0 to Manchester United at Anfield.
Hull City are reportedly keen to add to their squad in the January transfer window.
Pickford made only his second senior appearance for the Black Cats in the weekend's defeat to Tottenham.
Tottenham, Crystal Palace and Manchester United want Fulham’s Moussa Dembele.
The Aston Villa defender still has a big role to play this season according to his manager.
Newcastle United believe that Paul Dummett could be forced to miss their match against Watford at the weekend.
Andy Carroll was expected to miss six weeks of action for West Ham United.
Boro are currently top points clear of Hull City at the top of the table.